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#3531152 - 01/04/14 10:31 PM magnetic north and pooping dogs
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Dogs poop in alignment with Earth's magnetic

field, study finds PBS Newshour Dogs poop in alignment with Earth's magnetic field, study finds PBS Newshour ^ | 1/3/2014

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2014...tudy-finds.html

Dogs use the Earth's magnetic field when they're relieving themselves. Not only that, but canines choose to do so in a north-south axis, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology says.

The study suggests that dogs are sensitive to small variations in Earth's magnetic field. After examining 70 dogs -- made up of 37 breeds -- over two years, 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations, researchers found that under "calm magnetic field conditions," dogs preferred to "excrete with the body being aligned along the north-south axis," avoiding east-west altogether. Dogs were observed in a free-roaming environment, meaning they were not leashed and not influenced by walls or roads that would influence linear movement

Dogs use the Earth's magnetic field when they're relieving themselves. Not only that, but canines choose to do so in a north-south axis, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology says.

The study suggests that dogs are sensitive to small variations in Earth's magnetic field. After examining 70 dogs -- made up of 37 breeds -- over two years, 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations, researchers found that under "calm magnetic field conditions," dogs preferred to "excrete with the body being aligned along the north-south axis," avoiding east-west altogether. Dogs were observed in a free-roaming environment, meaning they were not leashed and not influenced by walls or roads that would influence linear movement
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#3531184 - 01/04/14 11:10 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Less squeezing when the North Pole pulls it out of your butt IMO
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#3531190 - 01/04/14 11:11 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: UTGrad]
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Interesting
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#3531204 - 01/04/14 11:19 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Inkstainz]
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Hmmm who has the job of watching to see!
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#3531245 - 01/05/14 01:01 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: bbuck14]
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my lab "Bunk" can burst that theory all to hello before a cat can scratch
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#3531261 - 01/05/14 03:43 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Chaneylake]
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And just what & why were you "googling" when you happened upon this gem CL? (pun intended) \:D

I was expecting a cat joke at the end of the article??? Weird.
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#3531299 - 01/05/14 05:39 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: plinker22]
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Someone is earning good money to study THIS. sounds about par for the course in this day and time.
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#3531311 - 01/05/14 06:10 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: WGK]
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My K-9 partner will always do it upwind of me. Every time!
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#3531359 - 01/05/14 07:06 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: fredfred]
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Sounds like a load of crap to me. \:\)
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#3531503 - 01/05/14 09:03 AM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Deer Whisperer]
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And this was in my need to know?
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#3532082 - 01/05/14 03:29 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Deer Whisperer]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Whisperer
Sounds like a load of crap to me. \:\)


haha

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#3532344 - 01/05/14 05:57 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: bbuck14]
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Read something a few years ago about cows aligned themselves according to the magnetic pull of the earth, said the used orbiting satelites to study cows all over the earth over sevral years.

In a way its kind of interest'n (dig me some science) how the animals feel the magnetic energy, but on the other hand which scientist first thought to take notes, & why.

Just say'n.
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#3532499 - 01/05/14 06:59 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: FOX FIRE]
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I do the same thing only it involves however the wind axis lines up.
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#3532604 - 01/05/14 07:53 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Mike Belt]
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I've always found that the mossy side of a dog is the more reliable tell.
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#3532938 - 01/05/14 10:35 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: Nimrod777]
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A goobermint funded study NO DOUBT!
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#3532947 - 01/05/14 10:47 PM Re: magnetic north and pooping dogs [Re: MUP]
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My dog circles while he is squatted guess he is following the earth rotation..
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